Justin Blackmon scouting report

The NFL season is still a few weeks from being over, but while the best teams in the league prepare for the conference championship round, the worst teams are looking ahead to the NFL Draft. Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon could be on the board when the Vikings' turn comes at pick No. 3.
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The NFL season is still a few weeks from being over, but while the best teams in the league prepare for the conference championship round, the worst teams are looking ahead to the NFL Draft. Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon could be on the board when the Vikings' turn comes at pick No. 3.

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